Carmelo Caparros
Aug 25, 2019

INTRODUCTION

Mourning is a NECESSARY part of the Christian life and I will explain this intriguing statement as we go on. Mourning however is NOT the END of the believers life. No matter how much a believer may go through sorrow or suffer for his faith in this life, HOPE is never extinguished.

A believer can go through the most HORRIBLE, EXCRUCIATING and HARROWING PAIN ever, yet his eyes will always beam with BRIGHTNESS and HOPE. The exhortation in today’s sermon is: NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, DON’T LOSE HOPE!

BODY SERMON

I have decided to divide this sermon into two parts. Today, we will take up only until letter “d” of point number one.

I. HAPPINESS of MOURNERS

a.Description of mourning

b.What it is not

c. What it is

d. Reason for mourning

e. Genuine mourning

f. Self-examination questions

g. Result of mourning

CONCLUSION

With what we have covered so far on the subject of mourning, we can only conclude that it is ONLY those who are GENUINE CHRISTIANS who can truly mourn in a spiritual and biblical way. So the question that needs to be answered is “Are you a genuine mourner?” If you are then that speaks of a REAL RELATIONSHIP with Christ.